Brixton will be celebrating its local markets at part of the UK-wide Love Your Local Market Week from Friday 26 May – Wednesday 31 May. Brixton has a rich history of markets and market trading not seen elsewhere in London – and organisers are determined to bring people to the area as well as encourage the local community to come out and have fun.
During Love Your Local Market week, there will be plenty of activities for everyone – young and old – with stalls, celebrity breakfast, face painting, clowns, stilt walkers, DJs, live bands and walking tours.
This year’s event is organised by the Brixton BID (Business Improvement District) in partnership with Lambeth council, Groupe Geraud, Brixton Pound, Brixton Market Traders Federation CIC , and Lambeth Forest Network /Tree Shepherd.
The activities will take place throughout the covered and open markets including Brixton Village and Market Row, Electric Avenue, Popes Road, Brixton Station Road, Tunstall Road, and Reliance Arcade.
Organisers say: “We are encouraging market operators, traders and members of the public to join us for a week of activities!”
Goals for Love Your Local Market week include:
- Increase footfall and generate business in our local markets
- Re-ignite the vibrancy of the indoor and outdoor markets
- Publicise the history of Brixton markets
- Participate in a European Launch of Love Your Local Market 2017
- Opportunity for young traders.
Want to try your hand at trading?
If you’re not a regular trader, but would like to take a stall during Love Your Market Week, Brixton Market Traders Federation is offering stalls on Brixton Station Road to non-food traders. Friday – Wednesday £15 for 1 – 4 days. £10 Tuesday and Wednesday. Book all 6 days for £10 off.
If you are a maker, artist or designer, now’s your chance to show your work and join in the Love Your Local Market buzz. New young traders are especially welcome.
Operations director John Gordon said: “We want to liven up the street and encourage people to shop there.”
To book a stall email Lydia at Tree Shepherd.